I want to get fit and healthy. I have work hard all year to loose a few kilograms and to be able to run 5km around the roads. Not fast understand but at my gentle pace. I was truely prompted to do this when in November 2010 I got seriously sick. I then realised that I couldn't afford not to look after myself and set out on this journey.
Now 12 months later I am finding my balance weight and can run as I wished.
Can you believe that it is nearly December. Thankfully there is only 2 1/2 weeks until the end of the school year and then we can relax, well that is after I have organised one birthday party and a Christmas party.
I have to honest I don't get to go out in the evening so much. This is for an number of excuses reasons so this year the opportunity to go to an end of the year function came my way. DH was away so I organised my baby sitter (thanks Dad) worked out how to manage Haydens needs, and off I went. I had a lovely time and have promised myself to embrace these opportunities that come my way just a little more.
(credits bug trail from Happy Garden from WW scatter elements from SS4 from
WW paper and butterfly from Midnight Magic by Digi Illustions at
Font is Brown Bear)
I have to admit that it is a terrible photo of me as I forgot to get a photo before I went out so you get to see the really tired me.
As DH is away working much of each month it is pot luck as to whether he will be home to accompany me out and about. So if I am to do this some more then I will have to plan for him being away but hope he will actually be rostered home.
It is not compulsory in New Zealand to vote at a General Election but I always feel that I can't sit here and complain about the state of things if I don't vote. So with the children in tow off I went.
Excitedly the children spotted the signs tells me where to go to vote.
Of course a technical hitch meant I had to make a special vote. Five minutes of paper work, naturally Hayden needed a toilet break at this time, and McKenzie asking me full volume what I was voting for in the referendum. 30 seconds later the voting done and I am out the door.
So Andre plays violin and as I sit there I have noted the reason he is handing me as to why he should not learn to play violin. This happens as he gets really tired towards the end of the school term and especially the school year as it is now. So here they are ....
1. I don’t like pracitse.
2. I never wanted to play anyway.
3. It’s all your fault Mum.
4. It takes too long.
5. I can’t see my fingers to get it right
6. Practise is boring.
7. I have given up.
8. I don’t sound good so I shouldn’t play.
9. I can’t remember that bit.
10. Hayden is distracting me.
( This page is made with Crescendo kit by Nutkin Tailz Designs at Nuts4digi)
I thought being the entertaining time of the year I would test drive and sweet treat or two to whip up for such moments.
Today I tried the Chocolate Chip Brownie. Actually I found the recipe on the packaging of one of the ingredients...being the sucker for advertising I am I bought what was needed and here we are.
I am no way linked to the products or the website that the recipe is from but there you go. One very delicious, perhaps slightly undercooked but delicious brownie. I would say only for special ocassions as it is very rich.
There are days when I feel discouraged. My life revolves around my family....I wouldn't have it any other way...I love it in fact. But today Hayden has a gastro bug and with his medical condition it needs serious attention. While he is not sick enough to be in hospital (which is what the case would usually be) he can't go to school which is fair enough. Sadly being home with Hayden when he is sick is not like my other children. He is not tolerating any of his medicines and that means special plans, careful hydration processes and constant monitoring. A lack of behaviour modification medication means he is unable to sit still or concentrate on any task for any length of time.
Today Hayden is not sick enough to be lying around. He does not know what to do with himself and because of his ADHD, today he is unable to do anything and it is extraordinarily difficult to keep him entertained. In fact today Hayden behaved anything but sick except for the many visits to the toilet.
It really is discouraging, that today just like many other in the past and as will be in the future, Hayden runs the fine line of being in hospital or not. Oh how I wish sometimes, that thing are not the way they and my child life was medically just like every other fun loving child.
Just as well these thoughts are short lived isn't it.
Here is Hayden at 7am today. Looking a tad dehydrated (by about 1kg in weight) hooked up to his pump which is pumping water directly into his stomach.
The greatest gift I can give my children is one of opportunity. One that listens to their inner self and finds a way to help them start on the journey they dream of. In fact it might even be an opportunity that they have not yet identified in themselves but I can see. it. No pressure from me to be a ‘little me’ but an opportunity that matches their special skills and talents.
It sure is the greatest gift I can give.
This scrapbooking page shows Andre learning violin.
It doesn’t matter which way I look at it, my camera is all I think of when
it comes to a precious possession. All the memories that it records, all the
journalling that I am prompted to write. The good times, the sad, the happy and
mad time all recorded to look back on and wonder what would it have been like if
I did not have my camera. Cherished moments forever safely recorded.
Now I just
need to get my scrapbooking printed out then it can be enjoyed by everyone.